Norman County, Minnesota

The Norman County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. In 2010, the County had 6852 inhabitants and a population density of three people per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Ada.


The County is located in northwestern Minnesota on the east bank of the Red River of the North, which forms the border with North Dakota. It has an area of ​​2271 square kilometers, of which one square kilometers of water surface. The Wild Rice River flows through the county in an east-west direction to its confluence with the Red River. At the Norman County borders the following Nachbarcountys:


The Norman County was formed on November 8, 1881 from parts of Polk County. It was named after the first Norwegian settlers who settled here.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2010 lived in Norman County 6852 people in 2852 households. The population density was three inhabitants per square kilometer. In the 2852 households lived statistically 2.35 per person.

The racial the population was composed of 95.3 percent white, 0.2 percent African American, 1.8 percent Native American, 0.5 percent Asian and other ethnic groups; 2.2 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity were 4.3 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

23.8 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 54.7 percent were between 18 and 64 and 21.5 percent were 65 years or older. 49.9 percent of the population was female.

The median income for a household was $ 43,333. The per capita income was $ 23,463. 12.7 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Villages in Norman County


  • Ada
  • Borup
  • Gary
  • Halstad
  • Hendrum
  • Perley
  • Shelly
  • Twin Valley

Unincorporated communities

  • Faith
  • Lockhart
  • Syre


The Norman County is divided in addition to the City's eight in 24 townships: